Making of 1525

The title of the exhibition refers to the year 1525, the year that marked the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade.

Nothing (G)old Can Stay

“It is now referred to as the “last bath” since it was the last place to bathe before being taken to the castle at the coast. In this place, they had their hair shaved, were properly washed and had their bodies smeared with oil to make them look healthy and young''

CROSSING OFF THE CROSS

With a series of objects titled “Crossing Off The Cross”, Victor Sonna refers both to a past in which religion and art were intimately entwined but also to the slow distancing process between them. In this process, desecration/destruction is always the source of new acts of signification.For quite some time now, religion has been losing favour with the Dutch. Up until the mid 1950’s, religion still was ubiquitous in The Netherlands. It showed in the powerful position held by the clergy in society, the architectural dominance of public spaces by churches and in art: The Bible was the main source of inspiration for artists. Nowadays, clerical real estate and religious objects are increasingly used for profane ends.

Awardings Stipendium Program for Established Artists (2017)

The grant is meant for visual artists with an artistic practice of at least six years.

ASCENCION

REAL CHANGE TAKES PLACE IN OUR MINDS.